By bus the journey from Nan to Chiang Mai is scheduled to take from 6 hours 10 minutes to to 6 hours 20 minutes.
Bus Timetable: Nan to Chiang Mai
Click on the Nan – Chiang Mai link in the timetable below for more information and to buy tickets.
Bus Stop in Nan
Bus services to Chiang Mai depart from Nan Bus Terminal, Pha Sing, Mueang Nan District, Nan 55000.
Arrival in Chiang Mai
Bus services from Nan terminate at Chiang Mai Bus Terminal 3, Wat Ket, Mueang Chiang Mai District, Chiang Mai 50000.
About Wat Lok Moli in Chiang Mai
Wat Lok Moli is a temple with a very old chedi, and very new and beautiful traditional Lanna style wooden assembly hall. The chedi, a type of tower routinely built at Buddhist temples, was constructed in 1527. The chedi was commission by King Phra Kaew Muang of the Mengrai Dynasty whose ashes are entombed within the chedi along with the ashes of some of the later kings of the same royal family. The chedi is, however, the only part of the original temple which remains intact.
A new assembly hall was constructed at Wat Lok Moli in 2003 in wood using the same design and construction methods as believed to have been when the original temple was established at some point in the 14th Century. The reconstruction is very impressive and the detailing is superb which is why Wat Lok Moli is one of the top tourist attractions in Chiang Mai city. The opening hours are from 06:00 t0 17:00 everyday and entrance is free. The temple is located just outside the northern section of the old walled city and its an easy walk to get there from the Tha Phae Gate as you simply need to follow the moat in an anti-clockwise direction. Most visitors, however, will combine a visit to Wat Lok Moli with a visit to other famous temples in Chiang Mai’s old town area, such as Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang, as they are all within easy walking distance of each other.
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